I love this statement as we’ll blink and it will be all over. Life moves fast, it really does, especially since getting married and having children.

I drive past the above Land Rover on my way to work every day. It was when I was sat in stationary traffic one morning, I noticed the statement across the top of the windscreen. It had a profound impact on me. It caused me to stop, think,  and consider making every moment count, at home, with the wife, the kids and at work.

So in the madness, I’m trying to stop and make every moment count, ensuring I prioritize quality time with those nearest and dearest to me. It’s a silly example but I often feel breakfast or tea times with the children and wife are ridiculously rushed. It feels wrong! I find myself asking what principles I’m teaching my children about stopping and enjoying each other’s company? I’m having to make a conscious decision to stop, engage, enforcing the rule ‘no gadgets, phones, ipads or guns at the table’! We don’t get it pitch perfect a lot of the time, but we’re trying!

Out at a local evening business club event earlier this month, the speakers main point was about having a business ‘death’ plan. This was nothing too sober, as he was promoting the attitude of having an ‘end goal’ being clear with what your ‘overall objective’ was within any business or role. I asked this of myself not only about the business but also about my own life and the legacy which I’d like to leave when all is said and done…

It’s about looking at the ‘every day moments of life’ and resisting the temptation to discount them. It’s just about ceasing the day or as our man Muhammad Ali once said, “Don’t count the days, make the days count”.

Bringing it back to marriage and time out for ourselves. I’m championing the need to stop, refuel, hang out with good friends. Eat, drink and make merry. Chaps, I’m championing the Stagiversary…

We have one life, so let’s choose to live it and make it count.

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